Can you spot the differences between these two illustrations created by Cedric Hohnstadt for the January 2017 edition of Highlights magazine?
Character designs and costume designs by Cedric Hohnstadt for the VeggieTales DVD Noah.
From Cedric’s blog:
The latest VeggieTales DVD recently hit store shelves. It’s the first DVD to feature the updated character designs which coincide with the brand new Netflix series “VeggieTales In The House“. It’s a fresh, energetic new take on the characters. (EDIT: Credit for the new designs goes mostly to the amazing Elena and Olivia Ceballos).
I was asked to help with designing some costumes (sometimes from scratch, other times polishing existing designs). I also did a lot of concepts for a new character, Shem, who was ultimately voiced by Wayne Brady. At the beginning of the Noah project we were still using the old, classic VeggieTales style but eventually the decision was made to try and match the updated look of the “refresh”. The final Shem design is pretty close to one of my concepts.
The evolution of this story also took some twists and turns. At first they wanted to go with a traditional biblical setting, then a few other things were tried before eventually settling on something more modern. Hence, the variety of costume designs below.
Great job Cedric! Make sure to pick up a copy of Noah on Amazon!